Soda Stereo is one of the bands that has marked the history of rock in Spanish. Over the years, various artists have performed ‘covers’ of his songs. This time the German group Martin Miller & Lari Basilio, who are dedicated to interpreting songs from the 80s, has remembered one of the most important successes of the Argentines, ‘Persiana Americana’.
This news was released when a Twitter user, identified as @LordAlfajor, highlighted the Germans’ YouTube channel.
“Martin Miller, a German who has a band that does tremendous ’80s covers’ in English. He now brought out one of ‘Persiana Americana’ by Soda Stereo, which is wonderful. Listen and by the way go look for the medleys previous ones that are pure gold,” he wrote.
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Martin Miller, a German who has a band that does tremendous covers of the 80s in English, has now released one of Persiana Americana by Soda Stereo, which is wonderful. Listen and by the way go look for the previous medleys that are pure gold pic.twitter.com/LWVIUqK0kE
– Dany Belvedere (Lord Alfajor) 🖱 🕹💻 ⌨️🍪🤘🏻 (@losalfajores) October 19, 2022
Until now, the video has about 300 thousand views on YouTube and more than three thousand comments, most of these are thanks for making this great release possible.
“Argentine, Chilean, Peruvian, Bolivian, Uruguayan. In short, any Latin American will be proud and happy for this ‘cover’. Long live Soda, long live Miller, long live Latin America, long live rock in Spanish, LONG LIVE ROCK!” wrote an Internet user.
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Martin Miller & Lari Basilio have reversioned different classics by other artists like: Van Halen, Eric Clapton, BonJovi, Michael Jackson, among others.
History of ‘American Blind’
‘Persiana americana’ is one of the hits from Soda’s third album, Signos (1996). The lyrics for this single arose from a contest on Tom Lupo’s radio program, ‘Yellow Submarine’, in which the participants had to send their poems so that national bands would make them songs.
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Jorge Daffunchio sent his poem ‘Cine noir’, not knowing that it would become the basis for Soda’s famous song. Daffunchio’s creativity caught the attention of Gustavo Cerati, guitarist and singer of the Argentine band, who, beyond the contest, called him and between the two they gave definitive shape to ‘American Blinds’.
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German band surprises with a cover of ‘Persiana Americana’ by Soda Stereo